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Four Points Milan Center, Italy [Master Thread]

Four Points Milan Center, Italy [Master Thread]

Old Oct 20, 12, 9:49 am
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Originally Posted by pdsuk View Post
I suggest you double check Keyser as I don't believe there is a lounge and I am there every other week.

The staff are first class, I actually prefer the older non-renovated rooms but always find the showers "interesting"
was just responding to skyteam777's post regarding the lounge....was surprised that a four points had a lounge....
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Old Oct 20, 12, 9:53 am
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For a cappuccino and a croissant the quality is far superior at Caffè Petrarca, 50 meters towards the Stazione Centrale on via Fara on the other side of the street.
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Old Apr 17, 13, 7:14 am
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I really liked this Four Points.

Staff were super-friendly and helpful, the restaurant is good value and high-quality (if one really must eat in the hotel) and personally I had no issue with the wifi.

Definitely my future preference over the Westin, given the low rates here.
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Old Sep 14, 13, 3:25 pm
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Originally Posted by milesmuncher View Post
[*]There is free wifi, but it is horrifically slow - and you need to go down to the front desk to get login credentials. They'll give you more than one if you ask, and each lasts for 24hours or 200MB download or 50MB upload. Despite the slow speeds, I blew through the downloads limit pretty quickly each time.[/LIST]
Currently at the FP in Milan and the front desk staff tell me that there is no free Wi-Fi except for Platinums and if chosen as an amenity by Golds like me.

I pointed out that I have stayed regularly here (about six times a year) for the last five years and it has always offered free Wi-Fi to all guests whether SPG members or not. Indeed it rendered the need to choose an amenity pretty pointless as free Wi-Fi was already included.

It seems that the FP in Milan has now changed this and it has become an amenity, not a free service as before. I stayed at this hotel in May and again in June this year and there was definitely free Wi-Fi then, so the change must be more recent.

I really can't see the point in penny pinching like this. I always used to stay at the Gallia (which will hopefully reopen shortly). I am no fan of the Westin or Sheraton Diana, both of which I view as moderate hotels with high prices (even for Milan) in their bars and restaurants. I have always liked the FP in terms of service and value for money. If that too starts going the way of the other Starwoods' Milan properties, I may start looking elsewhere.
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Old Sep 14, 13, 6:28 pm
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Originally Posted by FrancisA View Post
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I really can't see the point in penny pinching like this. I always used to stay at the Gallia (which will hopefully reopen shortly). ........
It's NOT reopening as a Starwood property. See hotel's master thread.
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Old Sep 16, 13, 9:51 am
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Originally Posted by FrancisA View Post
It seems that the FP in Milan has now changed this and it has become an amenity, not a free service as before.
Not sure on this... certainly as a plat I'm given login credentials every time, and it doesn't count as the welcome amenity (as I get points).

About a month ago they had some issues with the wifi provider and log-in issues, but on my September visits so far everything has been fine. Speeds varry, but are usually usable.
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Old Sep 16, 13, 1:17 pm
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With beat the timer pricing the Westin becomes quite reasonable (though as a gold you'll have to use your amenity to get wifi). Plenty of good less expensive restaurants and bars in the neighborhood.
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Old May 3, 14, 2:58 pm
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Has anyone stayed here recently and with luggage how is the walk from the train station?
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Old May 3, 14, 3:40 pm
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Originally Posted by holocker View Post
Has anyone stayed here recently and with luggage how is the walk from the train station?
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Easy. Only roundabout 600 m.

http://www.fourpointsmilan.com/en/local-area
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Old Oct 12, 14, 6:29 am
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Are all the rooms and the bar renovated now? Is there now a junior suite with walk in shower?
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Old Oct 14, 14, 8:14 am
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I was there last week. Unless I've gone blind/mad - not a jot looked renovated to me. Some old creepy American motel look and feel to it... Sadly, it was the only viable SPG option for a late booking!
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Old Oct 30, 14, 6:52 pm
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Internet ?? Joke ...

Stay away from this hotel if you want use their internet, and I don't talk about VPN connection or youtube 1080p clips, but standard simple web browsing.
Four Points Milano have not slow or sloooooow internet but useless internet conection.
If you must pay here for internet or use internet at this hotel go to Vodafone shop 20EUR cost prepay card with 7GB valid one month 10Mbs/2Mbs, it is better solution than hotel WiFi connection.

We just back from LM and Westin Malta where in middle sea thay can support simetrical line 35/35MBs, and on this island 27km with a lot of hotels but in Milan thay can support :





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Old May 4, 15, 10:40 am
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Not bad. Not great. Friendly staff...

Upsides -
- Convenient location
- Staff are friendly
- Breakfast is decent
- Rooms are fine (have had new new ones, which are nice, and older ones which are "classy")
- Were willing to arrange a corporate rate for my team (i.e., 3-4 people, 3 months, 3 nights / week), with reasonable conference rates as well.
- Dinners seem to be reasonably good (although restaurant is a bit empty at times)
- I get upgraded a fair bit, but it's not like there are incredible rooms here...

Downsides -
- Smaller rooms (but so are many in Milan)
- Lounge isn't very inspiring (feels like a cafeteria)
- Gym just (just) meets my minimum. Needs a refresh.
- No iron in room, communal first floor iron
- WIFI is slow. Noticeably slow...

Overall works fine for me, but nothing I'd brag to friends about. Lots of better hotels, but they cost more, and are less convenient. So I'll be happy with this one.
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Old May 31, 15, 11:12 pm
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Just did a stay there, after a year plus absence (in the past I used to be there once every other month at least). The staff is still amazing and very friendly, and Platinum recognition excellent.

The internet speed problem is lesser now, at least for Platinums, as they gave me a voucher for "premium" service from behind the counter instead of one of the ones stacked on the counter. With it I was able to get a work Hangout videoconference without a problem, but the login process is a huge pain with long random characters for username and password, and you can only have a mere 3 devices signed in (thank goodness I was not with the family). It feels so last decade. Speedtest reported a workable 4.6 Mb/s down and 1.88 up.

The quality of breakfast is in continuous descent: I made the mistake one day not to go to Caffe' Petrarca nearby, which is still excellent, and was served an undrinkable cappuccino and observed the low quality of the ingredients in the buffet. The amenities in the room are also in continuous descent: real porcelain cups and metal spoons have been replaced by pic-nic style paper cups and plastic stirrers, and the instant coffee is now of a low quality off-brand (not even Nescafe Gold, which IIRC is what it used to be).

It used to be a great hotel (high-quality brand-name items at breakfast etc.) but with the relentless focus on lowering quality throughout all these years, the cumulative changes have make a real and noticeable difference for the worse.
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Old Nov 11, 16, 7:33 pm
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Considering a stay here next week. Any current reviews? --particularly regarding internet speed and Platinum upgrade and other benefits. I have never stayed at a Four Points and am not familiar with FP Platinum benefits. I usually stay at the nearby Hilton so I am familiar with the area. Thanks in advanced
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